Home Free and Don McLean (Home Free Photo by Ford Fairchild, Don McLean Photo by David Abbott)
On Feb. 3, 62 years ago, rock and roll legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson took a fateful flight. Singer-songwriter Don McLean first immortalized their loss with “American Pie” in 1971.
Today, all-vocal country entertainers Home Free teamed with Don for a special rendition of “American Pie” in a collaboration on the time-tested anthem.
Molly Burch performs at Songbyrd Music House on Aug. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Molly Burch took the stage at Songbyrd DC recently, and the Austin-based singer-songwriter instantly captivated the crowd with her soulful and alluring sound. Her dreamy vocals combined with the perfect mix of a soft and retro vibe for the 21st Century.
Josh Groban sings at Wolf Trap on July 7, 2019. (Photo by Angel Kim)
For years, I knew of Josh Groban through his biggest hit, “You Raise Me Up,” but I learned more about him when he played Pierre on Broadway in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.” My inner theatre fan was excited when I then discovered his 2015 album Stages, where he covered a variety of songs from musicals. His newest album is Bridges, which was released last fall. And recently, he played at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. Backed by his band, an orchestra, and a choir, each song that Josh performed couldn’t help but be grand and theatrical.
Josh Groban (Photo by Brian Bowen Smith)
In April Josh Groban released a CD/DVD package, Josh Groban Bridges Live: Madison Square Garden, via Reprise Records. With the release of the package, Josh began the second leg of his Bridges Tour, and it arrives at Wolf Trap on Sunday, July 7.
The Shirelles (Photo courtesy Beverly Lee)
The Shirelles had a string of great hits in the ’60s as one of America’s leading girl groups, yielding such classics as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “Tonight’s the Night.”
Today, original Shirelle Beverly Lee leads a trio that captures the forlorn soul and uplifting doo-wop harmonies. The Shirelles are visiting Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club tomorrow for a Salute to the Troops on Veterans Day!
Capture the magic of the Shirelles with Beverly Lee as they perform “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” in 1964 via YouTube:
As a reader of Parklife DC, you can use a 50% off code when buying your ticket. Simply enter code VETBBJ in the “Promo Code” box when you are on the ticket purchasing page.
As an added bonus, the Shirelles are bringing another trio along with them — the legendary Leonard, Coleman, and Blunt, formerly of The Temptations, The Platters and The Drifters. DC native sons Glenn Leonard, Joe Coleman, and Joe Blunt have served as lead singers in those iconic vocal groups, crooning songs like “Every Ready Love” by The Temptations, “Only You” by The Platters, and “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters.
Tickets are available online (and don’t forget the 50% off discount code VETBBJ)!
w/ Leonard, Coleman & Blunt
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Friday, Nov. 11